The Chester River Health Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, whose main function is to raise philanthropic funds that are used to meet the highest priority patient care and capital requirements  at UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown and provide direction for planning and the execution of all Foundation initiatives.

We are grateful for their dedicated service.


Elizabeth (Barrie) Meima


Sandra Bjork

Vice Chair

Keneth D. Kozel

President & CEO, Foundation President

Mary Burton


Charles Lerner

Assistant Secretary

JoAnne Hahey

CFO, Foundation Treasurer

Richard Barker

Assistant Treasurer

Jack Edson

Michael Faust

Jason Fellows

Carl Gallegos, Ph.D.

Jane E. Hukill

Richard H. Lance, Ph.D.

Earl Runde

Sigrid Whaley

Ex Officio Members

Sue Edson

President, Auxiliary